Lock gates fail in Maryport marina

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Crag Cay, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Crag Cay
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    Crag Cay Senior Member

    During the gales on Saturday the single lock gate that retains the water at low tide in the old commercial basin at Maryport (NW England) to form the marina, seems to have failed.

    It had been kept shut at HW to protect the marina from the surge caused by the wave energy finding its way into the harbour from the onshore gale. But the damage seems to have been done by the 'mini tsunami' caused when the huge gate failed and fell over into the basin, rather than any wind driven waves.
     

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  2. RHP
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    RHP Senior Member

    A fishing boat and cruising yacht broke their moorings and were driven onto the sea wall from West Kirby on the River Dee on the same tide - a tough night by all accounts.
     
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